Atalanta captain Alejandro Papu Gomez is at the exit door of the team from Bergamo. The experienced offensive player has been on the sidelines since the discussion with coach Gian Pierre Gasperini, a large number of clubs have shown interest in his services, and now Sevilla has joined the race.
The last match for Atalanta Papu was played against Juventus in mid-December, he has not been in the team since then, it became clear that the experienced Argentine and Gasperini will not bury the hatchet and Gomez asked to be put on the transfer list during the winter transfer window.
The management of the team from Bergamo agreed, aware that the 32-year-old football player's contract with the club expires in a year and a half, and set the price of 10,000,000 euros for his services. A large number of clubs are in a position to pay for that, but those who have shown the greatest interest, and even the desire to find an agreement with Atalanta, are not in the spotlight.
Inter, Milan, and Roma cannot sign Papu Gomez, because Atalanta has decided not to sell him to competing clubs.
The media from the Apennines wrote that the Argentine even reached an agreement with the Nerazzurri and that the club from Meazza is ready to send Christian Eriksen to Bergamo in exchange for his services, but Atalanta does not give up - Papu will not strengthen the club that fights with Atalanta for highest placements in Serie A.
On the other hand, teams like Torino and Fiorentina also showed interest, aware that Gomez wants to stay in Italy because of his family. He arrived in Italy back in 2010, when he signed a contract with Catania. However, Torino and Viola are not attractive environments for the Argentine football player.
Although he would like to stay in Italy, Sevilla's offer could make him change his mind. Quality football is played at Sanchez Pishuan and he has high ambitions, the team also won the Europa League last season, so Gomez from Andalusia would have a better view of the trophies.
We don't have to talk about how the Argentine would manage in Spain. Sevilla sports director Monchi is behind the scenes forging a plan, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Sevilla's interest exists, but that there is still no talk of an offer.
An experienced negotiator seems to be waiting for the last minute, in order to convince Gomez and Atalanta that moving to Andalusia is the best solution.